Watch Tim Peake's Christmas Message From Space

24/12/2015 13:11 GMT | Updated 24/12/2015 13:59 GMT

British astronaut Tim Peake has attempted to spread Christmas joy across the plant by releasing a Christmas message from the

International Space Station.

The space traveller will be spending Christmas away from his family, but that fact hasn't wiped away the smile from his face.

Speaking alongside fellow astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra, Peake says: “Although we can’t be with our friends and families this year, we’ll be orbiting the Earth 16 times on Christmas Day and sending all our good wishes to everybody back down on our beautiful planet Earth.”

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The message has been posted on Nasa’s YouTube channel.

Tim also tweeted the message: "Never thought I would send a #Christmas card such as this one! Season's greetings from space."